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Strategies to Keep Your Winter Garden Rental Home From Smelling Like Your Pet

Young woman waking up in bed in the morning with her cute little dachshund.If you own a pet, you’re aware that they can sometimes create an unpleasant smell. This is especially noticeable if you have a dog that sheds heavily. But don’t be concerned; as a renter, you can stop your home from smelling like your pet. In this blog post, we’ll cover some useful tips on how to achieve this!

Keep your pet’s bedding fresh and clean.

Keeping your pet’s bedding clean is crucial to avoid unpleasant odors. Don’t be concerned, it’s more straightforward than it sounds. By following the cleaning instructions for your bedding, you can maintain its cleanliness and keep it fresh.

If the bedding becomes damp, it’s advisable to air it outside to stop odors from spreading inside your home.

Regularly vacuum up pet hair.

One of the best ways to keep pet odors out of your rental home is to vacuum the carpets and furniture at least twice weekly. This proactive measure will help remove any hair or dander your pet sheds.

Buy a high-quality vacuum cleaner and regularly deodorize the canisters and filters. Try using a pet-safe fabric freshener or baking soda to get rid of furniture odors. Consistently steam clean or use upholstery cleaner on your furniture to keep it smelling fresh.

Bathe your pet and feed them a good quality diet.

To avoid pet odors in your rental home, regularly bathe your pet and feed them a high-quality diet. This will ensure your pet’s fur stays clean and its skin remains healthy, preventing bad odors. A nutritious diet will also cut down on the gas your pet produces, which can help reduce odors.

Reduce shedding by brushing regularly.

Regular brushing of your pet can significantly reduce shedding and prevent your rental home from smelling like your pet. Grooming your pet frequently helps control shedding and keeps their coat and skin healthy, which reduces odors.

Ensure you use a brush that is designed for your pet’s coat type for optimal results. Also, if your pet sheds heavily, consider using a de-shedding tool.

Invest in a self-cleaning litter box for cats.

Investing in a self-cleaning litter box is one of the best ways to keep your rental home free of pet odors if you have a cat. These boxes automatically clean waste, keeping the litter box fresh and free of odors. Even if you don’t get a self-cleaning model, regularly scoop out the litter box and change the litter every few weeks.

Wipe down walls and floors.

It’s essential to clean the walls and floors after your pet has been active, whether indoors or outdoors, to remove any dirt, mud, or debris. To effectively clean and disinfect these surfaces, use a damp cloth or mop.

A lint roller or pet hair remover can quickly eliminate pet hair and is very useful. This ensures your living space remains clean and tidy for you and your pet.

Dedicate a spare room to your pet.

If feasible, providing your pet with their own room is a great idea. This allows you to keep the door closed, preventing odors from spreading through your rental home. Dedicating a room to your pet helps contain hair and dander, easing the process of cleaning and keeping your home fresh-smelling. Regularly clean and declutter this room to prevent it from developing pet odors.

Use carpet deodorizer to eliminate pet smells.

If you’re still dealing with pet odors in your rental home, don’t despair. Try using a carpet deodorizer to effectively eliminate the odors. Pick a pet-safe deodorizer and adhere to the package instructions. Additionally, think about using an air purifier to keep your home’s air clean and fresh. These techniques will help you confidently maintain a fresh-smelling home.

To keep your rental home smelling fresh and clean, follow these tips. If you need a larger pet-friendly home in Winter Garden or the surrounding area, contact Real Property Management Verita. We could have a suitable home for you! Check out our listings online.

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